Sunfood President Avoids Medical Treatment with One Superherb
For those of you that have ever had a kidney stone, we don’t have to tell you that it’s not fun. Our president here at Sunfood came down with one and decided to try a natural approach with our Chanca Piedra tea. Check out his story below to see if this Amazonian superherb really works…
“This was my third kidney stone and it was about 2mm to 3mm in size. I was experiencing some bleeding and the stone was identified in a kidney x-ray. This was before it started moving down the small tube to the bladder—this is what hurts.
“Instead of going straight for the ultrasound treatment as I’d done in the past, I started drinking Chanca Piedra tea every day for about a month and a half. During that time, I did experience some discomfort as the stone moved its way down the tube. My second and third x-rays did not show the stone at all. I could feel that the stone was moving slowly down the tube as the discomfort and sometimes the pain changed position as the stone moved through.
The Secret of Chanca Piedra
Chanca Piedra is an Amazonian superherb whose name translates to “stone breaker” in Quechua and Spanish, due to its traditional use breaking up calcium deposits in the body. Scientific studies have confirmed that it “has been shown to interfere with many stages of stone formation,” leading researchers to suggest that it has “a preventive effect in stone formation or elimination.”1
The benefits of Chanca Piedra are not limited to the kidneys; studies have also found that it has “hepatoprotective activity,” meaning that is has the ability to prevent damage to the liver.2
Chanca Piedra has an earthy, herbal taste. You can steep 1 tsp in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes, or try this Chanca-Berry Vanilla Tea!
Chanca Piedra, like all of our herbal teas, is wild-crafted, certified non-GMO, and the highest quality available in South America. When you purchase our teas, you are supporting indigenous peoples and helping to protect untouched land from cattle farming and industrial agriculture.
Traditional Wisdom Revealed…
Check out our four other herbal teas and how they’re helping people. What can they do for you?
A Tree Like No Other
Long ago, indigenous people in the Amazon noticed a peculiar tree that was highly resistant to decay. Even dead trees in the moist jungle did not seem to have any fungal growth. The people began using the inner bark of this majestic, flowering Amazonian tree to treat fungal conditions. That tree is Pau d’Arco.
“Pau d’Arco is helping to clear up a persistent foot fungus, as well as getting my itchy scalp under control. Also it’s easing my allergy symptoms.” – Jerry
Research has confirmed what the indigenous people have known for centuries. Studies have shown that Pau d’Arco has “modest antifungal and antibacterial activity”.3 One study compared 14 South American plants in terms of antifungal potential and concluded that Pau d’Arco was in the top three for the “highest activity” against 11 strains of fungi and yeast.4
Pau d’Arco has a mildly sweet, earthy flavor. We recommend steeping 1 teaspoon pau d’arco in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes, or try this Superherb “Chi” Tonic!
Do You Need Pain Relief?
The bark of a giant Amazonian canopy tree known as Chuchuhuasi (pronounced CHOO-CHOO-WA-SEE) may be just what you need. Indigenous people have used it for centuries and researchers have confirmed the “efficacy of this herb, such as anti-inflammatory analgesia [pain relief]” as well as “antirheumatic [relieving rheumatism].”6
“I used to take pharmaceutical muscle relaxers to alleviate tension and stressed muscles, but the medication often led to other discomforts. I started using chuchuhausi for sore muscles and inflammation and it ended up doing so much more for me! It reduced my lower back pain dramatically, reduced edema, and increased libido too!” – Jeramy
Chuchuhuasi is earthy and robust flavored. We recommend steeping ¾ tsp in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes. Also it makes an excellent base for cacao drinks!
From Digestion to Immunity…
A single Amazonian herb known as Cat’s Claw has been known to address an impressive range of heath issues. Deriving its name from the claw-like thorns that grow along the vine, it has been traditionally used to treat “arthritis, stomach ulcers, [and] inflammation.”7 If that weren’t enough, Cat’s Claw “may stimulate the immune system, help relax the smooth muscles (such as the intestines), dilate blood vessels (helping lower blood pressure), and act as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess water).”7
“When I discovered I had a gluten sensitivity, I knew that giving up my most beloved foods wasn’t going to be easy. Neither was living with an inflamed stomach. I began drinking Cat’s Claw in the morning before I ingested any foods. Since then, I have not had to deal with inflammation in the stomach, and my overall digestive health has improved.” – Hannah
Note: Before using this tea, please consult your doctor: before or following any organ/bone marrow transplant/skin graft, if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant.
A wild Andean herb known as Hercampuri has been traditionally used by the Incas for hundreds of years. Specifically, this powerful herb has been found to “relieve stomach pain” as well as to “detoxify blood, regulate circulation, and reduce obesity.”5
“The way this tea makes me feel is incredible, especially when I drink it on a daily basis. For this reason, I am compelled to consume it despite the strong bitterness, and I am growing more and more fond of its uniqueness. Although I practice a healthy diet most of the time, I am also a food enthusiast and I enjoy rich foods and alcohol. When I feel my energy levels dropping, I immediately resort to this tea. I can feel my liver saying “thank you!” as my energy increases back to normal.” – Jay
Our wild-crafted, non-GMO Hercampuri has a potent, bitter flavor that will help you feel strong throughout the day. We recommend 1/16 – 1/8 tsp steeped in 8oz water. A little goes a long way!
Unlock the secrets of these powerful herbs!
1 - “Phyllanthus niruri as a promising alternative treatment for nephrolithiasis.” Boim, MA. International Braz J Urol, Nov-Dec, 2010.
2 - “Gene expression profiling reveals underlying molecular mechanism of hepatoprotective effect of Phyllanthus niruri on thioacetamide-induced hepatotoxicity in Sprague Dawley rats.” Amin, ZA. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Jul 5, 2013.
3 - “Synthesis and evaluation of bioactive naphthoquinones from the Brazilian medicinal plant, Tabebuia avellanedae.” Yamashita, M. Bioorganic & Medical Chemistry, Sep 2009.
4 - “Antifungal activity of Paraguayan plants used in traditional medicine.” Portillo, A. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Jun 2001.
5 - “Genus Gentianella Moench: A Phytochemical and Ethnopharmacological Review.” Li, MH. Chinese Herbal Medicines, 2010.
6 - “Bioactive components of a Peruvian herbal medicine, Chucuhuasi (Maytenus amazonica).” Okuyama, E. Biodiversity, 2002, pp 85-89.
7 - Penn State, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Health Information Library, Herbs: Cat’s Claw.
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